The Amazing People Gala – October 21, 2017

Mark your calendars and save the date, as we are celebrating some of Ottawa’s most Amazing People Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Westin Hotel. This is going to be the biggest, most exciting and inspirational Amazing People Gala to date. This year’s theme is Disco Inferno!

Get out your suits with big wide baby blue collars. Get out your flared pants with go go boots. Or maybe you want to practice the sound track to Saturday Night Fever? Join us for a delicious multi-course meal, top notch entertainment, inspiring awards for Ottawa’s most amazing people, and of course dancing under the disco ball! Proceeds raised during the gala will support SchoolBOX, The Hera Mission, and The Michaëlle Jean Foundation.

Help SchoolBOX’s 100th classroom!

Your generous donations at this year’s Amazing People Gala will make the construction of SchoolBOX’s 100th classroom in Nicaragua possible! It is a dream come true, and we can not do it without you!

To date, the Amazing People Gala has raised upwards of $200K for SchoolBOX, The Hera Mission of Canada, and other amazing charities. This has built five Amazing People Gala classrooms with SchoolBOX and the Amazing People Resource Centre in Asembo Bay, Kenya with The Hera Mission of Canada.

Tickets are on sale now:

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6pm – 10pm.

What: VIP reception to meet and mingle with Amazing People nominees, dinner, awards ceremony, live entertainment, and dancing.

Where: Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9H4

Who: Any individuals, or businesses that are interested in mingling with the who’s who of Ottawa and a group of inspirational individuals nominated as Amazing People, all in support of non-profit organisations including SchoolBOX, The Hera Mission of Canada, and The Michaëlle Jean Foundation.

Why: Ottawa’s most fun night out. An opportunity to network. Supporting SchoolBOX’s 100th classroom build and other great Ottawa charities.

Tickets: Regular Gala tickets and VIP tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased online through

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There are still opportunities to sponsor The Amazing People Gala presented by Accora Village. Please see the sponsorship package here for more details.

For all sponsorship inquiries, please contact:

Rogers TV – September/2017 – Jennette Affleck – one of Ottawa’s Amazing People Watch Video

Rogers TV – September/2017 – Pierrette Raymond – one of Ottawa’s Amazing People Watch Video

CTV Ottawa – May/2015 – Amazing People Gala Launch Watch Video

CTV Ottawa – March/2015 – SchoolBOX and Amazing People Watch Video

CTV Morning Live: Amazing People – July/2014 – Amazing people gala chair Eric Collard and Noah Marchildon and Izabelle O’Connor discuss their recent trip to Nicaragua Watch Video

CTV Morning Live – June/2014 – The Amazing People Gala is Sending Six Students to Nicaragua Watch Video

CTV Morning Live – Feb/2014 – Eric Collard discusses the Amazing People Gala Watch Video

Ottawa Citizen – Feb/2014 – A personal reflection on Nicaragua: Amazing People in our midst Read Article

580 CFRA – Feb/2014 – CTV’s Second Annual Amazing People Gala a Huge Success Read Article

Public Service Annoucement – Jan/2014- SchoolBOX Amazing People Gala PSA (supported by Sleep Country Canada and Bell Media)- Listen Here

CTV Ottawa – Dec/2013- Amazing People Gala –See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2013- Amazing People: The Power of the Human Spirit See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2013- Amazing People Gala 2014 See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Amazing People Gala raises money, hope See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Inaugural Amazing People Gala showcases special stories See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Amazing People Gala set to honour inspirational locals See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Amazing People Gala set to honour inspirational locals See Video

CTV Ottawa – Oct/2012 – Amazing Person Gala News and SchoolBOX feature (News at Noon) – (Part 1, 2 & 3) See Video

EMC News – Oct/2012- Ottawa gala shining light on local charity Read Article

Majic 100 FM October/2012 – Interview with Kimothy Walker (AP Gala) Interview

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Amazing People (CTV Ottawa Morning Live) See Video

CTV Ottawa
– August/2012- Amazing Person Gala Commercial
See Video

CTV Ottawa – July/2012- Amazing Person Gala Launches (11 o’clock news) See Video

CTV Ottawa – July/2012 – Amazing Person Gala Launch (News at Noon) – Leanne Cusack Interview with Tom Affleck and Sarah Kerr (Part 1, 2 & 3) See Video

Amazing Wines

Raise your glass and support amazing charities through our Amazing Wines initiative with Savvy Company. Each “Amazing Wine” bottle will donate $1 to the Amazing People charities.

Amazing Wine is now available

It costs $14.95/bottle and $1/bottle goes back to Amazing People charities. It is made by Chateau des Charmes Estates Winery of Niagara-on-the-Lake and features white and red easy drinking wines.

WHITE: Chardonnay – medium bodied with a touch of oak, crisp & refreshing with tastes of apple, pear & warm spices with smooth finish. Roast Chicken, seafood, pasta or cheese would be delish.

RED: Cabernet Franc – medium to full bodied, dark fruit (plums, black berry) with a hint of ground pepper & smoke. Ready for anything off the BBQ, gourmet pizza, hearty stew.

Two ways to BUY – Delivery or pick up

  1. – order online & ship ANYWHERE in Ontario.
  2. Go to Chateau des Charmes store at 407 Laurier St W.